The Athletic have revealed that Tottenham’s newest addition, Pedro Porro was of interest to several big clubs around Europe, including Real Madrid.
The negotiations between Spurs and Sporting Lisbon for Porro dragged on right until the very end, with Tottenham managing to get the deal over the line on transfer deadline day after agreeing to pay a premium for the right-back.
According to reports, Spurs have paid an initial loan fee of £5m for the Spaniard with an obligation to make the deal permanent for another £39m in the summer while also agreeing to give up 15 per cent of their sell-on clause for Marcus Edwards (Sky Sports).
The Athletic have now claimed that Porro was also on the radars of Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid as well.
The report explains that while Barcelona knew that a deal for the right-back would be impossible due to the financial situation, Los Blancos compiled reports on the Spain international.
However, it is revealed that Carlo Ancelotti’s men chose not to make a serious move for Porro in the end, with Tottenham being the only club that entered into talks with Sporting.
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There would have likely been a lot more interest in Porro had Spurs waited until the summer. So, even though we ended up paying over the odds for the 23-year-old, the fee could prove to be money well spent if the Spaniard has the expected impact in North London.
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